SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments:
Saralyn M. Ang-Olson, 53, of Sacramento, has been appointed Chief Compliance Officer at the California Department of Health Care Services. Ang-Olson served in several positions at the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General from 2011 to 2020, including Senior Assistant Attorney General, Director of the California Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Acting Chief of Civil Prosecutions and Supervising Deputy Attorney General in Civil Prosecutions. She was Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Affirmative Civil Enforcement Unit within the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of California from 2008 to 2010. Ang-Olson was a Senior Associate for International Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Global Equity Services at Baker & McKenzie LLP from 2000 to 2007. Ang-Olson earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $157,176. Ang-Olson is a Democrat.
Maria Guadalupe “Lupe” Jaime-Mileham, 45, of Fresno, has been appointed Deputy Director of the Child Care and Development Division at the California Department of Social Services. Jaime-Mileham has been Senior Director for Early Care and Education in the Office of the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools since 2014. She was Deputy Director of the Central Valley Children’s Services Network from 2009 to 2014, Adjunct Infant Toddler Instructor at WestEd Partners for Quality Infant and Toddler Caregiving from 2009 to 2014 and Subsidized Manager for the Central Valley Children’s Services Network from 2001 to 2009. She is a member of the Early Childhood Policy Council, National Association for the Education of Young Children and the County Offices of Education Program Administrators of Child Development. Jaime-Mileham earned a Doctor of Education degree from California State University, Fresno and a Master of Education degree from National University. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $164,256. Jaime-Mileham is a Democrat.
Kami Keszler, 52, of Lincoln, has been appointed Labor Relations Officer at the California Department of Human Resources. Keszler has served as Deputy Director for the Office of Talent Management and Succession Planning at Covered California since 2018, where she held several positions from 2014 to 2018, including Chief of Talent Management and Succession Planning and Labor Relations Manager II. She was Labor Relations Manager I at the California Department of Social Services from 2011 to 2014. Keszler was Labor Relations Manager II at the California Department of Motor Vehicles from 2008 to 2011. She was a Labor Relations Specialist at the Employment Development Department from 2005 to 2008. Keszler was Campaign and Political Reports Specialist at Olson, Hagel & Fishburn from 2002 to 2005. She was Labor Relations Representative at Carroll, Burdick & McDonough from 1994 to 2002. Keszler held several positions at the California Union of Safety Employees from 1986 to 1994, including Assistant to the President, Negotiations Team Member and Legal Defense Fund Business Administrator. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $120,516. Keszler is a Democrat.
Aaron B. Hans, 46, of Brentwood, has been appointed Senior Engineer at the Office of Digital Innovation. Hans has served as Tech Lead for covid19.ca.gov at the Office of Digital Innovation since 2019. He was Founding Engineer at CoProcure Inc. from 2018 to 2019. Hans was Principal Front End Engineer at ZapLabs from 2015 to 2019. He was Web Developer at Cover Media Labs from 2014 to 2015. Hans was Senior Front End Hacker at Reverb Technologies from 2012 to 2014. He was Senior Front End Engineer at Imagine Games Network from 2009 to 2012. Hans was Front End Engineer at Yahoo! Music from 2007 to 2009. He was Web Application Developer at Cadence Design Systems Inc. from 2002 to 2007 and Front End Developer at Electronic Arts from 2000 to 2001. He was Webmaster at AmEnglish.com from 1998 to 2000. Hans is a member of Open Oakland, Code for America Brigade. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $164,376. Hans is a Democrat.
Anne Neville-Bonilla, 43, of Sacramento, has been appointed Chief Deputy Director at the Office of Digital Innovation. Neville-Bonilla has served as Director of the California Research Bureau at the California State Library since 2015. She was Director of the State Broadband Initiative and Director of Product Development, Broadband USA at the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration from 2009 to 2015. Neville-Bonilla was a Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum from 2008 to 2009. She was Assistant Secretary for Economic Development and Technology at the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency from 2007 to 2008. Neville-Bonilla was a Senior Telecommunications Analyst at the California Public Utilities Commission from 2006 to 2007. She was a California Senate Fellow and Legislative Aide in the Office of Senator Sheila Kuehl from 2004 to 2006. Neville-Bonilla was a Program Associate at the Community Technology Centers’ Network from 2002 to 2004. She was an AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer and Director of the Cyber Y Community Technology Center at YMCA Youth and Family Services from 2000 to 2002. She was Chairwoman at the San Diego Community Technology Coalition from 2001 to 2004. Neville-Bonilla was Special Projects and Broker’s Assistant at Suretrade.com from 1999 to 2000. She earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California. Neville-Bonilla is a member of the American Library Association. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $170,304. Neville-Bonilla is a Democrat.
Angelica B. Quirarte, 29, of Sacramento, has been appointed Deputy Director of Programs at the Office of Digital Innovation. Quirarte has served as Assistant Secretary of Digital Engagement at the Government Operations Agency since 2017, where she held several positions from 2013 to 2017, including Innovation Strategist and Executive Fellow. She was a Research Assistant for the University of California, Santa Barbara from 2012 to 2013. She is a founding member of NxtGov and a member of New Leaders Council and Emerging Latinos. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $141,120. Quirarte is a Democrat.
Lisa Niegel, 53, of Sacramento, has been appointed Chief Counsel at the California Department of Rehabilitation, where she has served as Acting Chief Counsel since 2020. Niegel was an Attorney at the California Department of Rehabilitation from 2007 to 2020, Staff Counsel for the California Department of General Services from 2005 to 2007 and Staff Counsel for the Office of the Secretary of State from 1994 to 2005. She is a member of Women Lawyers of Sacramento and the League of Women Voters of Sacramento County. Niegel earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $169,116. Niegel is a Democrat.
Arthur “Ari” Krantz, 50, of Berkeley, has been reappointed to the California Public Employment Relations Board, where he has served since 2018. Krantz has served as a Pro Bono Attorney for the Centro Legal de La Raza Asylum Project since 2014. Krantz held several positions at Leonard Carder LLP from 1996 to 2018, including Partner and Associate. He was a Practitioner Advisor for the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2017, where he was a Lecturer in 2016. Krantz served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Ellen Bree Burns at the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut from 1995 to 1996. Krantz has held several positions with the California Lawyers Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, including executive committee member from 2016 to 2019 and co-editor-in-chief of California Public Sector Labor Relations since 2018. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the New York University School of Law. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $159,068. Krantz is a Democrat.